Today being the first day of December, and December being (as any Chase's Annual Events aficionado would of course know because that reference resource is the first thing you check every time a new month rolls around) "National Song Count-In Month"1, I decided to create a video chock full of song count-ins. Twelve in all:
(Synced to a video of Ian fishing for no other reason than that the video is the same length as the count-in mp3 I painstakingly created.)
Some of these will be tough to identity. But don't worry. I'm not giving you any incentive to try, so why the fuck should you care? I mean, who am I? Barefoot "This Space For Rent to Highest Corporate Bidder" Kanadian Neil Z? Pffttt! I Wish! That guy's RICH from corporate largesse and I'm sure he'd tell you his IMMORTAL SOUL was a small price to pay for it. But even if you correctly guess all of the songs sampled in this video (and you won't), I will give you exactly nothing. No SpiBelt. No
The only thing to lure you in is that there are quite a few "gimmes" amongst those twelve. For Crumb's sake, the freaking thing starts out with what has to be the most famous song count-in 4EVAH, so everyone should get at least one right.
Feel free to make your guesses in the comments. Also: Name any famous (or obscure) count-ins I left out. Then?
[In posts to come: Videos of the actual songs. So I have my next 12 posts already planned out. What? You don't? That's probably because you suck.]
I could have cheated. I could have included songs like this (below), that include counting in the lyrics, but don't have count-ins. But I didn't.
1 Wow. Do I really need to point out that "National Song Count-In Month" is utterly bogus, totally made up (hint: by some N*ts@ck-Fondling Fucktard) to justify this otherwise unjustifiable post? Also, if you really do check Chase's Annual Events on the first of every month? You're either a luuuuuzer or a Librarian.
Or, to put it another way, you're a Librarian.
Actual Chase's Event for December 1: "Playboy magazine was first published in 1953." A full 9 years before SteveQ was born. Jebus knows how it survived those first nine lean years.
2 Any of Teh Ladies who would like to sample my goo should contact me privately.